DataChannel announced support for IBM’s Enterprise Information Portal to extend access to enterprise data residing on a variety of IBM and other heterogeneous systems residing within the enterprise through the DataChannel Server 4.0, an XML-based portal server. The combination of DataChannel Server 4.0 and the IBM Enterprise Information Portal provide rapid application development tools through the use of open standards. The combined DataChannel and IBM Enterprise Information Portal solutions help deliver on the promise of XML with applications that dynamically access and deliver enterprise data through a secure personalized interface. DataChannel Server 4.0 leverages key components of IBM’s Enterprise Information Portal framework to provide bi-directional data access and support for mobile devices. The DataChannel solution combined with IBM’s Enterprise Information Portal will create an IT architecture that allows companies to rapidly deploy mission critical applications from this Enterprise Information Portal platform and make those applications available over the Internet with any Internet-ready device.